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Neonatal Transport Nurse - NEST Team

Job Reference: 387-WC-4020-SH

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Band 6 Neonatal Transport Nurse - NEST Team
St Michael's Hospital, Bristol
£30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata

Neonatal Transport Nurse - NEST Team

This role is advertised as permanent position however a secondment or fixed term contract would also be available

If you are an experienced staff nurse, ready to take the next step on your journey in neonatal critical care, then here is a great opportunity to explore new horizons.

The Bristol based Newborn Emergency Stabilisation & Transport (NEST) Team currently has a vacancy for a Neonatal Transport Nurse. As part of the NEST team, you will work closely with an enthusiastic and committed team of Nurses, Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, Junior Doctors and Consultants. The NEST team undertakes in the region of 650 transfers each year for infants requiring specialist critical care, as well as for those infants being taken nearer to their home hospitals. These transfers are generally carried out in road ambulances, though an increasing number are undertaken using the air ambulance.

NEST Transport Nurses use their neonatal nursing expertise, alongside their trouble-shooting, communication, and planning and team working skills, playing a key role in the provision of a safe and high quality transport service. You will have the opportunity to develop these skills in a nurturing environment with support and guidance from the NEST Team. Alongside the clinical and non-technical skills used during the transfers, there are plenty of opportunities to be involved in project work within the NEST team, again with the support and guidance from the NEST management team.

The team is a stand-alone transport service, located close to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St Michael’s. St Michael’s NICU provides tertiary neonatal care, as well as caring for those infants requiring surgical, cardiac, and other supra-specialist care. Whilst the main component of this role is for neonatal transport, there is the scope for this role to include an element of NICU work. The NEST team is hosted by the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, an innovative and fast thinking organisation which has been awarded ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for a second time.

The ideal candidate for the role will:

  • Be able to develop their clinical skills and evidence a desire to continue their professional development
  • Have experience in problem solving and using their initiative
  • Have the ability to make autonomous decisions when caring for children and their families
  • Be able to communicate and work together in a multidisciplinary team

In return for your hard work you will receive the following benefits:

  • Opportunities for education and development
  • Minimum of 262.5 hours holiday per annum (increasing with length of service)
  • Industry leading pension scheme
  • Access to discounts in a multitude of local and national outlets.

We work closely with our two proactive charities, Above and Beyond and The Grand Appeal to improve facilities and services for families and staff. Through this we are always striving to improve our environment and patient experience.

The Grand Appeal’s Gromit Unleashed 2 Trail was held last summer in the south west, and has raised substantial funds for clinical services. The city of Bristol is frequently voted a top destination in the UK and Europe to live and visit. There has never been a better time to relocate to and explore the beautiful and vibrant city of Bristol.

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University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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